facebook pixel
La Traviata

Final Performance is December 3

La Traviata


By Giuseppe Verdi



November 11–December 3, 2022


Giuseppe Verdi


Starting at $31

Run Time

Approximately 3 hours, including two intermissions


Sung in Italian with English supertitles


Francesco Maria Piave

Her love was never for sale.

Fame. Power. Fortune. Violetta Valéry has it all as Paris’ most admired courtesan. But never has she allowed herself to experience true love. All that changes when a naive young man enters her Paris salon and offers her a romance full of tenderness and compassion. But can their love ever be free from the social stigmas of her past?

Music Director Eun Sun Kim leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and chorus in Shawna Lucey's sumptuous new vision of Verdi's masterpiece—the first new production of La Traviata built by San Francisco Opera's own craftspeople since 1987.

Digital Program Book Download


See a Performance

Secure Your Place In History

Subscribe to secure the best seats at the best prices and experience the Centennial Season as a valued member of the San Francisco Opera family.


The Buzz

"Pretty Yende was the star of the evening... Looking like a younger sister of Naomi Campbell, this media favorite has everything needed to be the people’s Violetta of the twenty-first century."
-Opera News

Italian baritone Simone Piazzola, [...] "brought fluid and gorgeously sonorous vocal tone to the role Alfredo’s stern but loving father."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"Power, ardor, conviction, and glorious sheen were the mainstays of towering tenor Jonathan Tetelman’s flawless vocalism."
-San Francisco Classical Voice


There was no place for love in Violetta Valéry’s life as a popular Paris courtesan. But then Alfredo Germont walked into her salon—turning both of their worlds upside down.

Read Complete Synopsis

* San Francisco Opera Debut

November 11, 13, 16, 22, 25, 27, 30; December 3, 2022

Previous performances of La Traviata can be found in our Archive.

Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by Barbara A. Wolfe; Jerome L. and Thao N. Dodson; John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson; the Edmund W. and Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Fund; Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; and the Thomas Tilton Production Fund.